Looking toward Fall: Style Watch
Apples and cinnamon, warm vanilla sugar, pumpkin spice, and crisp leaves crunching under your boot covered feet. What’s your favorite thing about fall? Is it the sound of the wind pushing the leaves from the branches or the flickering glow of candles peeking out the eyes of carefully carved pumpkins? For me, it’s all that and so much more. Cozy sweaters, jeans, and warm leather boots.
What’s Fall looking like on the Runway? Oh, you thought I was going to tell you? Only if it’s a diaper lined, oh so tired themed, catwalk, strobing to the beat of Moana with scenes from Paw Patrol flashing across the giant screens. But here’s what I’m looking forward to wearing this fall anyway on the mommy runway of life.
1. Jumpsuits. Like the romper took over the summer scene this year, jumpsuits are on the fall fashion horizon. There are so many to choose from but my favorite picks are neutral colors, classic designs, and comfy flowy fabrics. This flowy piece from Gozon is my fave because you can layer it with tanks, tees, and sweaters. Here I paired it with another fall trend favorite: a velvet bodysuit.
Fall 2017 style watch: This trend has 2017 written all over it. No matter how you jump into it, you can’t do it wrong. But, if you want to keep it basic to last for years to come, go with a classic color like black or grey and keep the shape long and flowing.
2. Jeggings. This is probably not a forever trend as Jean shapes go in and out with the change of the year. However, it’s a trend I’m loving. My favorite way to wear? High waisted. I have a pair from Svelte. They’re the most perfect pair of denim leggings I’ve ever put on and the first pair of high waisted buttonless legging jeans I’ve found. (Read more on that here.)
Fall 2017 style watch: Jeggings that really are leggings. Look for styles with high waists and no zippers or buttons. The closer to a real legging, the better.
Jeggings: c/o Svelte
3. Booties, the boot’s little sister. I love boots. They’re big, they’re cozy, they’re perfect for traipsing around in the snow and hiking through the woods. However, before we hit knee length boot season (or half-calf in my case because boy am I short), we need something in between. Meet the bootie. It can compliment everything from your sweet distressed denim to maxi dresses and everything in between.
Fall 2017 style watch: My favorite new (old) trend in booties are the lace up style. And, don’t forget the suede and tapered heels for a throw back to styles past (retro is always in).
Dress: c/o Bailey Rose & Co. (use code mommyinflats20 for 20% off your order)
Black Lace Up Booties: c/o Rockport
4. Oversized cardigans. What I love about the cardigan (and, I love it every season, not just the fall but there’s something about switching seasons that has me pulling all the cardis to the front of the closet) is how it stretches your closet. You can take pretty much any dress, tank top, or skirt, add a cardigan and your Fall-ifyed. I mean you’re also mom-ifyed and here’s how to avoid the mom cardi rut: choose long, flowing cardis. Skip buttons. Belt it. However you sport it, cozy up because cardis are one trend that’s not going out of style. Here’s a favorite for fall from Asterisk Boutique (that I’m wearing above).
Fall 2017 style watch: Elbow patches. One thing unique about cardis this season are the elbow accents. It’s like your grandfather’s sweater minus the cigar smoke.
Cardigan: c/o Pink Blush
5. Flowy Maxis. By far my favorite trend of Fall 2017 is the maxi. Long sleeved or short, they’re all the rage. I love pairing one with a cardi to take a summer dress into crisper temps.
Fall 2017 Style Watch. I adore shapeless dresses, they just have so much potential. Belt it, knot it, tie it, whatever way you choose, wear it because it’s hot hot hot this fall.
Bonus Trend: Lace, Embroidery, and Texture. It’s everywhere right now. My favorite ways to wear lace are layering under your favorite comfy sweater. Or lace accents on dresses, shirts, and even pants. Other textures popular this fall are suede, velvet, or leather.
Fall 2017 style watch: Lace accents look fab on sleeves and they’re super popular right now. It also takes a piece from basic to wow with a simple flip of the arm. Or go head to toe in velvet, suede or leather to spice up your look. Like this anything but boring basic tee dress from Altar’d State.
There you have it, my take on the coming trends. Some of you may be exclaiming, but I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer! But, this autumn chica is already ordering Halloween costumes and dreaming of warm cider by the campfire- in my denim leggings, cozy cardi, and leather booties of course.
Bailey Rose & Co (use code “mommyinflats20” to get 20% off your order)
Gozon (use code “mommyinflats20” to get 20% off your order)
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